Poem: Mabon ~ Annie Finch

September 21, 2019 | Filed Under Poem for Hela | No Comments

Mabon
By Annie Finch

For Mabon (fall equinox), Sept. 21

Our voices press
from us
and twine
around the year’s
fermenting wine
Yellow fall roars
Over the ground.
Loud, in the leafy sun that pours
Liquid through doors,
Yellow, the leaves twist down
as the winding
of the vine
pulls our curling
voices—
Glowing in wind and change,
The orange leaf tells
How one more season will alter and range,
Working the strange
Colors of clamor and bells
In the winding
of the vine
our voices press out
from us
to twine
When autumn gathers, the tree
That the leaves sang
Reddens dark slowly, then, suddenly free,
Turns like a key,
Opening air where they hang
and the winding
of the vine
makes our voices
turn and wind
with the year’s
fermented wine
One of the hanging leaves,
Deeply maroon,
Tightens its final hold, receives,
Finally weaves
Through, and is covered soon
in the winding
of the vine—
Holding past summer’s hold,
Open and strong,
One of the leaves in the crown is gold,
Set in the cold
Where the old seasons belong.
Here is my crown
Of winding vine,
Of leaves that dropped,
That fingers twined,
another crown
to yield and shine
with a year’s
fermented wine.

Poem: Late September ~ Amy Lowell

September 19, 2019 | Filed Under Poem for Hela | No Comments

Late September
~ Amy Lowell

Tang of fruitage in the air;
Red boughs bursting everywhere;
Shimmering of seeded grass;
Hooded gentians all a’mass.
Warmth of earth, and cloudless wind
Tearing off the husky rind,
Blowing feathered seeds to fall
By the sun-baked, sheltering wall.
Beech trees in a golden haze;
Hardy sumacs all ablaze,
Glowing through the silver birches.
How that pine tree shouts and lurches!
From the sunny door-jamb high,
Swings the shell of a butterfly.
Scrape of insect violins
Through the stubble shrilly dins.
Every blade’s a minaret
Where a small muezzin’s set,
Loudly calling us to pray
At the miracle of day.
Then the purple-lidded night
Westering comes, her footsteps light
Guided by the radiant boon
Of a sickle-shaped new moon.

Daily Poem: I’ll Always Love You ~ Rebekah Anne

August 29, 2019 | Filed Under Poem for Hela | No Comments

I’ll Always Love You
~ Rebekah Anne

This is the one I never get rid of; the scar I’ll still pull out when
I’m 90 and we’re talking about how time heals. You promise me
forever and it’ll be the truth, won’t it? Even after you’re gone.

Poem: Many-Roofed Building in Moonlight ~ Jane Hirshfield

August 27, 2019 | Filed Under Poem for Hela | No Comments

Many-Roofed Building in Moonlight
~ Jane Hirshfield

I found myself
suddenly voluminous,
three-dimensioned,
a many-roofed building in moonlight.

Thought traversed
me as simply as moths might.
Feelings traversed me as fish.

I heard myself thinking,
It isn’t the piano, it isn’t the ears.

Then heard, too soon, the ordinary furnace,
the usual footsteps above me.

Washed my face again with hot water,
as I did when I was a child.

Audio of the poet’s reading: https://aaknopf.tumblr.com/post/183936207234/the-boundlessness-and-the-limitations-of

Weekly Insight from the Oracles for August 25, 2019

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